· Jan 11

Meet the Global Masters Winners for December 2023!

It's time to announce the Winners for December! Please welcome our awesome Global Masters Heroes!

The storm of applause goes to these developers and their great contribution to DC in December:

🥇 @Enrico ParisiSenior Consultant, Gaivota Consulting SA, Switzerland
🥈 @Tani Frankel Sales Engineer Manager, InterSystems, Israel 
@Daniel Aguilar,  Senior Developer, Aquaservice, Spain


Learn more about the competition and our awesome winners below.

About @Enrico Parisi 

  • 📝 1 post and 63 comments on DC
  • 🎓 22 accepted answers
  • 🏅 Gold Master of Answers Badge for 50 accepted answers on DC
  • 🏅 Popular Writer Badge for 750 views of his post on DC

 Congratulations, Enrico! 

"The first two systems I worked with using InterSystems technology were a PDP-11 running M11+ and a VAX 11/750 running M/VX. Too many years ago to count! 😊
Since then I've used most, if not all, InterSystems products up to IRIS and HealShare today.
I'm Italian living in Switzerland and I work as Senior Consultant at GAIVOTA consultin SA, we provide professional services for InterSystems and other technologies.
Curiosity: apart from DC, I don't have ANY social account! 😁"

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About @Tani Frankel  

  • 📝  1 post and 2 comments on DC
  • 🎓 4 accepted answers
  • 💻 1 application on Open Exchange
  • 🏅 Bronze Open Exchange Developer Badge for 5 published applications on Open Exchange

 Congratulations, Tani! 

Tani Frankel is a Sales Engineer Manager at InterSystems, managing an elite team of extremely talented and deeply dedicated Sales Engineers. He started programming at the age of 8 on a Radio Shack TRS-80, and a Commodore 64… He studied Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and graduated in 2000.

He joined Sela Group as an Instructor prior to graduation, teaching courses in Unix/Linux for Power Users as well as C for Beginners and Advanced C Programming. In 2001 he joined InterSystems and has been working there for almost 23 years.

As a kid he loved playing the various LucasArts adventure games, and still likes playing them now with his own children.

He very much enjoys returning to vacations in Switzerland, and at his leisure to read a good Stephen King book.

Puzzles and various mind challenges are a fond pastime for him, though he seems to find quite a few of them in his day to day work 🙂

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About @Daniel Aguilar 

  • 📝 2 posts and 11 comments on DC
  • 🔄 3 translations of articles on DC
  • 🏅Bronze Translator Badge for 15 translations on DC 
  • 🏅Thorough Member Badge for 10 questions on DC
  • 🏅Advanced Best Practices Author Badge for 2 Articles with Best Practices tag 

 Congratulations, Daniel! 

"Hello! I am Daniel Aguilar, currently working at Aquaservice in Valencia, Spain, as a Senior Developer.

It seems like my entire life has been destined to work with InterSystems technology.

Back in the distant year 1999, I started working as an IT technician at a company that I still hold dear to my heart, Soma Informática. We used to work with a program we called CCS (Centro de Cálculo Sabadell). I didn't know it back then, but it was my first contact with InterSystems.

During that time, my interaction with InterSystems involved clicking through the installer, hitting "Next," ensuring that after installation, the cube changed from gray to blue. Then, I would copy the connection file to client computers; it was called Reflection.

Occasionally, a client would call because they couldn't access it, and I remember simply memorizing some commands like Do ^XXX... that I executed in a terminal and miraculously everything would start working!

Looking back, I realize that was my first encounter with a routine. I didn't know what it did; it was just a strange command preceded by the symbol ^ (which we called "sombrerito").

Years later, around 2016, I began my journey at my current home, Aquaservice.

I was unaware of the technology they used there; I thought it might be something like SQL Server. However, to my surprise, when they handed me my development workstation, I saw that cube—the same cube I had installed so many times on various computers. I started discovering the magic of Globals, Cache Object Script and routines. I began to enjoy designing how I wanted to store information, indexing... I learned to optimize data access in ways I never imagined could exist.

It was truly love at first sight, and to this day, I continue to learn and discover things about this wonderful system that InterSystems created so many years ago and that has evolved so fantastically.

Today, in addition to being a fanatic of InterSystems, I am a proud father of two wonderful children: Jaume and Aitana. I love going for walks with them, along with my wife Belén and my faithful friend Pedro (my dog).

I enjoy almost all types of music, but my favorite is rock, and I'm trying to learn to play the piano.

This is all for now, but it will continue... ;-)"

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Thanks to all the winners for your constant great contribution to InterSystems Developer Community! 

Let's congratulate our Heroes in the comments below!

About Global Master of the Month competition on Global Masters Advocate Hub: we nominate advocates every month who have gone the extra mile by being highly engaged in the Global Masters and Developer Community. Winners get 1000 points and a special badge. We also offer for winners to publish their bio – now in the article on the Developer Community! 

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